Giano

4.9
1186 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Please call us if you are running later than 10 minutes after your reservation time. We may contact you about this reservation, so please ensure your email and phone number are up to date.
Please know that our grace period (10 min) and turn times have been adjusted due to the latest Covid-19 regulations. Your table will be reserved for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
All of our outdoor seating have heaters for your dining comfort but we ask that you dress accordingly for a New York winter.
This is the story of Paolo and Matteo, two guys from Milano who had an idea. Let's take the heart of our tradition and fuse it with the exciting innovations happening in Italian cooking, they said. Inspired by the Roman deity Janus who looked to the future as well as the past, Giano respects tradition and embraces the future. We like to think of our little corner in the east village as quite special, and hope you will too
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vipUncleMex
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Giano. We had been several times but this was our first time back since the Pandemic and I’m really sad that we stayed away for so long. All the good things that we remembered about Giano are still going strong: the food was delicious, ambiance welcoming and not at all stuffy and the service incredibly warm. It’s not easy to have such a consistently high level of quality after so many years but Paolo & Matteo have found the magic formula!

We loaded up on appetizers (meatballs, calamari, burrata & scallops wrapped in prosciutto) and everything was delicious! For an entree, I had the tagliatelle in lamb ragu (special) and it was amazing. We also tried all of the desserts (torta della Nonna, tiramisu & chocolate lava cake) and they were equally delicious.

We’re already making plans to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food and service here is excellent

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AmandaM
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, outstanding service, would highly recommend 10/10

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ChristineD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary here and Paolo made sure to make it special. From wine to apps to dessert, everything was so good! It was our choice to sit outside in garden because that is where we celebrated our wedding 25 years prior and it was humid, but the interior is lovely.

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Karly
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! I didn't realize my reservation was only a half hour before the kitchen closed but we weren't rushed at all. Our waiter was great, very entertaining and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Can't wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the special ravioli and it was to die for!

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DarrylM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime perfection. Paolo is an outstanding and warm host presenting creatively authentic and delicious Italian dishes, The staff and service was excellent - thoughtful and attentive without being intrusive. East Village’s hidden gem - and our choice to celebrate family occasions.

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vipDavid
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Paolo, so entertaining and beautiful. He made our experience so much richer. Does not hurt that the food is excellent and the ambience perfect for a fun evening out! David

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Bad service. Pasta over cooked and nothing special.

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vipAnneA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both fantastic.

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vipGraceG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We LOVED our experience here!! Not only was the pasta amazing but the staff is incredible. Would highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best. Meal. Ever. And we have been to a lot of places! Amazing!

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MarshallY
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. Everyone was so nice and food was terrific

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love you Pablo!!! See you next time!

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Debmike
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious…especially the pasta. Scrumptious! Our server was the best! Can’t wait to return for another amazing dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were impeccable! 100% recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both very good

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff, even better food! Cacio pepe was phenomenal and so was the burrata! Would definitely come back here.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tremendous, but somehow the service was even better.

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malrase
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every pasta dish we had was incredible.

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Zach
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paolo was an magnificent host for our table! Truly made the experience incredible! Food and drinks were Fabulous as well! Definitely coming back for more good vibes and good eats.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was absolutely amazing, had a great wine recommendation, and service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good experience, my friends even commented about how great of a find it was. Our server was so friendly and was so knowledgeable about every aspect of food, wine, etc.. it was a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe! Loved the service. Would definitely return in the future.

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Brandon
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homemade pasta!? Are you kidding me? Giano's never fails to impress me and I can taste the freshness in each dish I order. Always love going here to get an authentic Italian meal on the east side and will for sure be venturing back to say hi to all of the smiling staff members as well. 10/10

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allienyc
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta I’ve ever had in NYC! They make it fresh right there everyday. All the staff members where very kind and attentive. A must go!

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vipSunflowerjn28
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite place to go!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was literally so good and not ridiculously expensive. I got the tagliatelle Bolognese and my friend got the rigatoni with pancetta and we both loved our meals

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MarioC
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and authentic delicious Italian food. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter goes to college in New York City and we vowed that during the four or five years we would be coming to New York, we would never repeat ourselves because there are so many fantastic restaurants in Manhattan. That idea changed when we came to Giano. We ate there in March, and we had a magnificent meal. And we returned again this past weekend and it was even better than the first time. Everything is so fresh, the people are wonderful, and the service is truly exceptional. I can without a doubt say this is the best Italian food I have eaten in my entire life. My wife has traveled to Italy multiple times over the years and she still thought this was the best Italian food she has enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pasta!

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vipSeleneB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burrata and prosciutto special was amazing, and the three of us ordered the amatriciana, the sausage broccoli rabe and red pepper flakes, and the spaghetti al tortuffo. It was amazing, it compares to similar cuisine in the North End of Boston. Great service, great venue, and worth every cent. The staff are Italian and really know how to serve great food.

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ChristineV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in NYC, the backyard is beautiful and the service is full of passion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian restaurant best lasagna I’ve ever had. The owner comes to greet you at the table and explains the menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Each time it only gets better and better. Pasta is unbelievable, eggplant parm is unbelievable, tiramisu is ... unbelievable. Highly recommend if you’re ever in the east village.

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AdamY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giano never fails as one of my favorite restaurants in the city! Whether for a date or wanting to show a friend visiting NYC some amazing Italian food, Giano is the best. Lovely servers and ambiance, pasta is to die for.

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vipCorey
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fresh made pastas from Italians who know how to make it. Our experience here for the first time was really great, and I’ll be back for sure!

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Joseph
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the nice and quiet outdoor dining area in the back, enjoying great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, simple, and great service. Awesome all around and good value. Not too pricy for a nice date night out

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TennesseeLawyer
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food outdoors in the tent on a stormy nite. The rigatoni and fava beans special was memorable. The welcome was sincere and the service very good.

FAQs

Giano does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Giano is rated 4.9 stars by 1186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.